Andrew Garfield, who played Peter Parker in 2012 in The Amazing Spider-Man and its 2014 sequel, has denied rising to the role in the upcoming Spider-Man: No way home.
Talking Happy sad confusedJoshua Horowitz, the actor, was pretty clear in his refusal to keep up with rumors that he and Tobey Maguire have been repeating their role as Spidey in the third MCU film – something that current Peter Parker actor Tom Holland has also denied.
“There’s nothing wrong, brother!” Garfield says, explaining that he hasn’t called Sony for part of the renewal. “I just had to cut you off quickly – there’s nothing to ruin! It’s so crazy! Hey, it’s fucking fun for me because I have this Twitter account, and I see how often Spider-Man is on trend and people get confused about something.”
Garfield was again asked to rule out his involvement. “Listen, I’d already have a call, that’s all I say.”
Very little is known about this film so far – it is scheduled for release in December, but Actors Jamie Foxx and Alfred Molina have both publicly said they are in the film and have repeated their previous villain roles Electro and Doc Ock. This has created a lot of speculation that the film deals with parallel universes or perhaps incorporating the Spider-Verse universe into live action in some way.
However, rumors have gotten out of hand – actor Charlie Cox, who played Matt Murdock at Netflix’s Daredevil show, is also rumored to appear in the film. This would come as a surprise, as Netflix programs have been widely regarded as separate from the MCU movie canon. Wild rumors have even suggested that Willem Dafoen’s Norman Osborn, aka Green Goblin, also appears in this film.
You’ll find out for yourself when the film hits theaters on December 17, 2021.
Is this an over-mature movie of all time?
It seems like particularly interested Marvel fans are putting themselves in trouble with the hype level of this film. The possibility of a Multiverse-flavored plot – which we know includes Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange – basically means it anything can happen in theory.
Garfield looks really tough here, but in a movie with a villain from his Spider-Man era, you can see why viewers still hope he might appear in the film. As people have pointed out, even if he had been in the film, it is unlikely that he would just spoil the surprise in the midst of a friendly interview.
Indeed, however, it is best not to do any of the rumors in this film. Some of them have turned out to be true – as Molina appears in the film – but the wildest is certainly wrong. Going in while expectations are in check or trying not to read too much about the plot of the movie seems like a good move.